Im a final year Product Design Student looking to gain a bit of information from International Students that have relocated to attend British Universities whether it be for a year or for a full course.
In particular I wanted to know the experience of relocating and how well the universities performed when helping students to settle in.
-Did they help find suitable accommodation?
-Did they help students move in when they arrived to the UK?
-Did they provide a welcome pack containing information (maps, freshers events)
-Did they provide students with any items to help get them started with their new home (washing up liquid, paper towels etc)
My proposal for an idea is to provide International Students with the opportunity to buy a Housing Pack full of essential housing items (bedding, kitchen utensils, bathroom items) for the forthcoming year/s of university which could be purchased through the university.
Any replies or feedback would be much appreciated
Any student can get a basic pack direct from the university which includes larger less transportable items such as duvet, pillow, pans etc not sure why a pack containing washing up liquid and paper towels would be essential? I mean I would be interested to know what student areas didn't have a Tesco Express or Sainsburys Local within easy walking distance if not a uni shop on campus.
It's possible through most uni's and some private halls, there was also a few companies which popped up a few months ago that were doing the same thing.
My answers would be: 1) yes, I was automatically allocated a place by the uni 2) They lead me to my room. They offered a service to collect you at the airport but I didn't know of it at the time. 3) Yeah they had those kinda things 4)They offered a bedding pack which I took them up on, they had a kitchen pack as well but I was in catered accom so it wasn't needed. Other than that, not really